lukin (498) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Golden with red tinge. Malty, breads and cereals. Light hops, well balanced. Great smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.
Kingi (496) - - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alcohol aroma ruins the pleasant notes. Dark copper beautiful colour. Thin head. Light sweetness and very soft. Medium body sweetish finish.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a small white foamy head, that quickly dissapates, over a clear dark amber/ copper body. Aroma/taste of muscat/port, toast, golden syrup/brown sugar. Full bodied.
mauritsio (482) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Some sweet, some malt and hops aroma. Full taste. Little strong as alcohol.
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Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber with white, thick head. Malt taste, hay. and some alcohol. Maybe some dark fruit. A bit heavy.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored with brown hues. A very small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacings.
Plenty of malts in the nose, sweet chocolate and very light hop aromas. Dried fruits, raisins and quite prominent alcohol, almost solvent-like.
The taste is predominantly sweet. Bold juicy malt character with plenty of caramel notes. Some fruits and raisins. Brown sugar and sweet chocolate. Nutty flavors (almonds), hints of oak. Gentle floral hops and faint spices. The finish is surprisingly short, minimally bitter and is dominated by warming alcohol.
Full bodied, very smooth. Low levels of carbonation. The mouthfeel is actually the highlight of the beer.
A good beer, but nothing spectacular. It’s slightly too focused on sweet flavors. The alcohol isn’t really that overly prominent, but still it doesn’t feel totally integrated with the other flavors. I liked it, but I think there are better strong ales out there.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Marstonlad (473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Pours reddish amber with a very little head. Aroma features most sweetish dark fruitiness with dried fruity notes, especially raisin. Also berries and maltier elements, such as caramel, bread and toffee, are around. Taste is light sweet, initially very fruity, later maltier. The finish is moderately hoppy, dryish and light bitter - very British. The palate is medium to full bodied, mouthfeel slick and smooth. Alcohol is hidden well. Could offer more in terms of hoppy notes, but still a nice, well balanced winter warmer.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma doce e alcoólico de lúpulo. No sabor, doce e lupulado, o álcool sobressai um pouco mais do que deveria, desestabilizando levemente o conjunto. Final longo e levemente amargo, alcoólico, doce e tostado.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite malty and nutty with hops tastes and bitterness. Very quaffable for such a strong’un.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: rich sweet malt, fruity, caramel, some vanilla notes, toasted wood, faint nutty notes, faint coffee notes, faint cocca notes, nice orangy cirtic hoppiness which balances the malt, light alcoholic bite, rich and satisfying beer.